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i have 5 to 6 numbers of airtel/voda/idea on which havent recharged since 2 to 3 months I want to port them to bsnl so whats the cheapest option to generate port request.

PS recharge of rs 129 each just for being able to send sms is a costly affair

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I ve ported to JIO from Airtel and from last 1.5 yrs I don’t need to recharge for incoming, it’s free. I am getting calls and SMS on that number.

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Query to users who ported to BSNL from other operators and long time BSNL users too, is there any delayed SMS/OTP problem with BSNL? Concerned circle is KOLKATA/WB. Please give your feedback.

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ithehappy wrote:

Query to users who ported to BSNL from other operators and long time BSNL users too, is there any delayed SMS/OTP problem with BSNL? Concerned circle is KOLKATA/WB. Please give your feedback.

Sometimes instant sometime delay of 2-3 min..
Ported to BSNL 1month back… Kolkata circle

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ithehappy wrote:

Query to users who ported to BSNL from other operators and long time BSNL users too, is there any delayed SMS/OTP problem with BSNL? Concerned circle is KOLKATA/WB. Please give your feedback.

Yeah sometimes not everytime..
During this time a resend OTP option or call for OTP works fine..
Chennai circle

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-Ak47 wrote:

Sometimes instant sometime delay of 2-3 min..
Ported to BSNL 1month back… Kolkata circle

I think up to 3 mins is fine, as the OTPs are generally valid for 300 seconds/5 mins. But if it takes more than that then it’s going to pose a major problem for me.

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ithehappy wrote:

I think up to 3 mins is fine, as the OTPs are generally valid for 300 seconds/5 mins. But if it takes more than that then it’s going to pose a major problem for me.

My suggestion would be to keep the primary number (linked with bank/aadhar/UPI) on Jio/Airtel/Vi. BSNL would be fine for secondary numbers..just to keep it active
I’m doing the same..

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sujith8786 wrote:

My suggestion would be to keep the primary number (linked with bank/aadhar/UPI) on Jio/Airtel/Vi. BSNL would be fine for secondary numbers..just to keep it active
I’m doing the same..

We are family of two. My number is considered primary and always on UL plans (Jio). Mum’s number is considered secondary and always on a basic plan (Voda), as there’s no requirement for lengthy outgoing calls but incoming only. But her pension ac is connected with her no., and there’s at least 3 to 4 online transactions every month, thus the number needs to receive OTP related SMS without any hiccups.

It was 35 rupees at first, then to 49, then to 79 and now 128 minimum for OG SMS. I despise farce with people’s money that’s all.

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ithehappy wrote:

We are family of two. My number is considered primary and always on UL plans (Jio). Mum’s number is considered secondary and always on a basic plan (Voda), as there’s no requirement for lengthy outgoing calls but incoming only. But her pension ac is connected with her no., and there’s at least 3 to 4 online transactions every month, thus the number needs to receive OTP related SMS without any hiccups.

Yeah.. then BSNL makes sense for mom’s number..

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smartnsh wrote:

Yes, as soon as I recharged with 449 they enabled signals. I sent port out message 1 day before my plan expiry date, that could be the reason?

I sent port out for fun every few days. But they never denied latching. Yeah they block 4G network access when there is no outgoing/incoming validity but it keeps working on 2G mode. smile Maybe you are using LTE only or LTE/WCDMA/GSM mode. Keep it to 2G only.

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desiviru wrote:

I sent port out for fun every few days. But they never denied latching. Yeah they block 4G network access when there is no outgoing/incoming validity but it keeps working on 2G mode. smile Maybe you are using LTE only or LTE/WCDMA/GSM mode. Keep it to 2G only.

Game with Outgoing, Incoming, SMS is done with. And now these cartel idiots are getting onto signal restrictions game.  🤬

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desiviru wrote:

I sent port out for fun every few days. But they never denied latching. Yeah they block 4G network access when there is no outgoing/incoming validity but it keeps working on 2G mode. smile Maybe you are using LTE only or LTE/WCDMA/GSM mode. Keep it to 2G only.

+1. But 4G with VoLTE still works in my Vi nos. with IC expired several weeks back. Ditto for Airtel.

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desiviru wrote:

I sent port out for fun every few days. But they never denied latching. Yeah they block 4G network access when there is no outgoing/incoming validity but it keeps working on 2G mode. smile Maybe you are using LTE only or LTE/WCDMA/GSM mode. Keep it to 2G only.

sweat_smile I get it now.

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ULYSSES wrote:

Game with Outgoing, Incoming, SMS is done with. And now these cartel idiots are getting onto signal restrictions game.  🤬

Yeah until 2G is there and on Vi where 3G is not refarmed for 4G use, signal will not latch on LTE without active plan. Once they will be done with 2G, they will remove restriction.

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ithehappy wrote:

I think up to 3 mins is fine, as the OTPs are generally valid for 300 seconds/5 mins. But if it takes more than that then it’s going to pose a major problem for me.

Go ahead with BSNL…Delay receiving sms rear thing for me.. happy with their service..

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Need some BSNL expert to help my queries.

Is 397 is the BEST plan in BSNL for both Validity extension or during Port?

I am planning to port my Airtel sim to BSNL as Make in India(Save Me India) initiation. I see 21 Rs recharge provide 30 days of Validity. Is it not the cheapest Validity extension plan as for year it comes around 252 Rs?

Earlier I see BSNL sending additional talktime SMS for time to time. Are they still sending such offers now?

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karthikaithal wrote:

Need some BSNL expert to help my queries.

Is 397 is the BEST plan in BSNL for both Validity extension or during Port?

I am planning to port my Airtel sim to BSNL as Make in India(Save Me India) initiation. I see 21 Rs recharge provide 30 days of Validity. Is it not the cheapest Validity extension plan as for year it comes around 252 Rs?

Earlier I see BSNL sending additional talktime SMS for time to time. Are they still sending such offers now?

I’m not a BSNL expert..
But porting to a new BSNL prepaid connection requires a recharge of an active plan after port is successful..
The FRC plan ranges from monthly to yearly plans..
So if you are porting to BSNL and will be using the number as primary number.. then any FRC according to your usage is good either monthly or 84 days or yearly..

If you are porting and just wanted to keep the number alive for incoming..then 397 is good..or u can do one monthly rc and try validity extension rc..
Also there is 199/197 plan with 150 days incoming validity (circle specific) u can try that

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